Quotes About Milan Kundera

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Milan Kundera
“Flirting is a promise of sexual intercourse without a guarantee.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera
“Only the most naive of questions are truly serious.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“the moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies…”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“How goodness heightens beauty!”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“Necessity knows no magic formulae-they are all left to chance. If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi's shoulders.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“And I ran after that voice through the streets so as not to lose sight of the splendid wreath of bodies gliding over the city, and I realized with anguish in my heart that they were flying like birds and I was falling like a stone, that they had wings and I would never have any.”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera
“Metaphors are dangerous, Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“What does it mean to live in truth? Putting it negatively is easy enough: it means not lying, not hiding, and not dissimulating.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

ميلان كونديرا
“الوقت الإنساني لا يسير في شكل دائري بل يتقدم في خط مستقيم. من هنا، لا يمكن للإنسان أن يكون سعيداً لأن السعادة رغبة في التكرار.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“Her drama was a drama not of heaviness but of lightness. What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being.”
Milan Kundera

ميلان كونديرا
“يمكن اختصار مأساة حياة «باستعارة» الثقل. نقول مثلاً إن حملاً قد سقط فوق أكتافنا. فنحمل هذا الحمل. نتحمله أو لا نتحمله ونتصارع معه، وفي النهاية إما أن نخسر وإما أن نربح. ولكن ما الذي حدث مع سابينا بالضبط؟ لا شيء. افترقت عن رجل لأنها كانت راغبة في الافتراق عنه. هل لاحقها بعد ذلك؟ هل حاول الانتقام؟ لا. فمأساتها ليست مأساة الثقل إنما مأساة الخفة والحمل الذي سقط فوقها لم يكن حملاً بل كان خفة الكائن التي لا تُطاق.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

ميلان كونديرا
“لم يكونا متحدين بحنان إلَّا في الليل أثناء النوم. كانا يمسكان دائماً بأيديهما فتُنسى عندئذ الهاوية (هاوية ضوء النهار) التي كانت تفصل بينهما. ولكن هذه الليالي لم تكن تعطي توماس لا الوقت ولا الوسيلة لحمايتها والاعتناء بها. لذلك فهو عندما كان يراها في الصباح ينقبض قلبه ويرتجف خوفاً من أجلها: كانت تبدو حزينة ومتوعكة.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“If excitement is a mechanism our Creator uses for His own amusement, love is something that belongs to us alone and enables us to flee the Creator. Love is our freedom. Love lies beyond "Es Muss sein!”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“The senator had only one argument in his favour: his feeling. When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object. In the realm of kitsch, the dictatorship of the heart reigns supreme.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“Tenía ganas de hacer algo para que ya no le quedara escapatoria. Tenía ganas de destruir brutalmente todo el pasado de sus últimos siete años.Era el vértigo. El embriagador, el insuperable deseo de caer.
También podriamos llamarlo la borrachera de la debilidad. Uno se percata de su debilidad y no quiere luchar contra ella, sino entregarse.
Está borracho de su debilidad, quiere ser aún más débil, quiere caer en medio de la plaza, ante los ojos de todos, quiere estar abajo y aún más abajo que abajo.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“Dreaming is not only an act of communication; it is also an aesthetic activity, a game of the imagination, a game that is a value in itself. Our dreams prove that to imagine - to dream about things that have not happened - is among mankind’s deepest needs. Herein lies the danger. If dreams were beautiful, they would quickly be forgotten.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“A novel is purposely a-philosophic, even anti-philosophic, fiercely independent of any system of preconceived ideas, it questions, it marvels, it doesn't judge, nor proclaims truths.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“How did the senator know that children meant happiness? Could he see into their souls? What if the moment they were out of sight, three of them jumped the fourth and began beating him up?”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“Sí, de repente lo ví así: la mayoría de la gente se engaña mediante una doble creencia errónea: cree en el eterno recuerdo (de la gente, de las cosas, de los actos, de las naciones) y en la posibilidad de reparación (de los actos, de los errores, de los pecados, de las injusticias). Ambas creencias son falsas. La realidad es precisamente al contrario: todo será olvidado y nada será reparado. El papel de la reparación (de la venganza y del perdón) lo lleva a cabo el olvido. Nadie reparará las injusticias que se cometieron, pero todas las injusticias serán olvidadas.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“o gün akşamüstü son bir defa daha kırlarda dolaşmaya çıktığında yaşadığı tuhaf bir anı hatırladı: bir dere kıyısına gelmiş, çimenlere uzanmıştı. uzun süre orada öylece uzanmış, akarsuyun ta içinden geçerek bütün acıları ve bütün pislikleri; ben'ini sürükleyip götürdüğünü sanmıştı. tuhaf, unutulmaz bir an: ben'ini unutmuş, ben'ini kaybetmiş, kurtulmuştu; ve bu mutluluktu.
bu anı içinde silik, uçucu ama çok önemli (belki de hepsinin en önemlisi olan) bir düşünceyi uyandırdı.
hayatta dayanılmaz olan şey var olmak değil, kendin olmak.
yaşamakta mutluluk diye birşey yok. yaşamak: acılı ben'ini dünya adına taşımak. ama olmak, olmak mutluluk. olmak, çeşmeye, evrenin içine ılık bir yağmur gibi indiği taş bir havuza dönüşmek.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history, and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration. A face is like a name. It must have happened some time toward the end of my childhood: I kept looking in the mirror for such a long time that I finally believed that what I was seeing was my self. My recollection of this period is very vague, but I know that the discovery of the self must have been intoxicating. Yet there comes a time when you stand in front of a mirror and ask yourself: this is my self? And why? Why did I want to identify with this? What do I care about this face? And at that moment everything starts to crumble. Everything starts to crumble.”
Milan Kundera, Immortality

Milan Kundera
“He took her in his arms and lifted her up. She looked at him and he noticed only now that her eyes were full of tears. He pressed her to him. She understood that he loved her and this suddenly filled her with sadness. She felt sad that he loved her so much, and she felt like crying.”
Milan Kundera, Immortality

Milan Kundera
“أيهما أفضل، الصراخ وتبجيل نهايتنا، أم السكوت والحوز على احتضار أكثر بطئا؟”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“eskiden yapılan meslekler, hiç olmazsa birçoğu, insanın o mesleğe karşı kişisel bir tutkusu yoksa, akla bile getirilmeyen mesleklerdi: topraklarına aşık köylüler, güzel masaların büyülü yaratıcısı dedem, köydeki insanların tümünün ayak ölçülerini ezbere bilen ayakkabıcılar; ormancılar, bahçıvanlar; o dönemlerde askerlerin bile birbirlerini tutkuyla öldürdüklerini düşünüyorum.

yaşamın anlamı, insanlar için ‘bir soru işareti’ değildi, yaşam onlarla birlikteydi, tüm doğallığıyla, ilişkilerinde, tarlalarındaydı. her meslek, kendine özgü düşünce tarzını, kendine özgü varoluş biçimini yaratmıştı.

bir doktor, bir çiftçiden başka biçimde düşünüyordu, bir askerin davranışı, bir köy öğretmeninin davranışına benzemiyordu. oysa bugün, hepimiz birbirimizin benzeriyiz; işimize karşı gösterdiğimiz ortak ilgisizlik bizi birbirimize bağlıyor. bu ilgisizlik bir tutku haline geldi. çağımızın tek büyük, kolektif tutkusu.”
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera
“«Cos’hai?» disse lui. «Niente». «Cosa vuoi che faccia per te?». «Voglio che tu sia più vecchio. Più vecchio di dieci anni. Di vent’anni!». Con questo gli voleva dire: voglio che tu sia debole. Che tu sia debole quanto me.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“Era la vertigine. L'ottenebrante, irresistibile desiderio di cadere. La vertigine potremmo anche chiamarla ebbrezza della debolezza. Ci si rende conto della propria debolezza e invece di resisterle, ci si vuole abbandonare a essa. Ci si ubriaca della propria debolezza, si vuole essere ancor più deboli, si vuole cadere in mezzo alla strada, davanti a tutti, si vuole stare in basso, ancora più in basso.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
“La vertigine è qualcosa di diverso dalla paura di cadere. La vertigine è la voce del vuoto sotto di noi che ci attira, che ci alletta, è il desiderio di cadere, dal quale ci difendiamo con paura.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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